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[movies]Bridging San Francisco Bay - Handy (Jam) Organization
Building the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Keywords: Infrastructure: Bridges; San Francisco: Infrastructure; Occupations: Ironworkers
Downloads: 36,730 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(9 reviews)
[movies][San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Groundbreaking] - Unknown
Dignitaries celebrate the beginning of construction on this important structure.
Keywords: San Francisco: Infrastructure; Ceremonies
Downloads: 2,836 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Story Without End - Pathescope Pictures
Postwar expansion of telephone service made possible by development of microwave radio transmission and the transistor.
Keywords: Communication: Telephone; Infrastructure: Information
Downloads: 8,165 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Nation at Your Fingertips, The - Audio Productions, Inc.
How direct long distance dialing made the U.S. a smaller place, and how instantaneous direct communication between Americans without operator assistance became possible.
Keywords: Communication: Telephone; Infrastructure: Information
Downloads: 12,979 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(5 reviews)
[movies]Building a Highway - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
Major steps in the construction of a two-lane (pre-Interstate) highway.
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and highways
Downloads: 6,752 1.50 out of 5 stars1.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Far Speaking - Unknown
History of telephone development from 1877 to 1935.
Keywords: Communication: Telephone; Infrastructure: Information
Downloads: 9,375 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies][Twin Peaks Tunnel Construction and Opening] - Unknown
Twin Peaks trolley tunnel under construction and opening ceremony.
Keywords: San Francisco: Infrastructure
Downloads: 17,571 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Freedom of the American Road (Part II) - MPO Productions, Inc.
Henry Ford II introduces this film designed to encourage private citizens to unite and support road improvement. Part of the lobbying campaign that culminated in legislation authorizing the Interstate Highway system in 1956, this film shows community efforts to improve and increase safety on the Bayshore Highway in the San Francisco Bay Area; congestion in Pittsburgh and the Golden Triangle redevelopment area; the economic benefits of Boston's circumferential highway, Route 128; and safety educa...
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and highways; San Francisco: Infrastructure; Manifest destiny
Downloads: 7,896 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies][California State Highway 101 Opening] - Unknown
Opening of California State Highway 101 at San Francisco, with 50,000 people in attendance; parade of automobiles from San Francisco Civic Center; Mayor James "Sunny Jim" Rolph of San Francisco; Mayor Taylor of San Mateo; county supervisors; Queen Clara Carli; aerial views of highway and air-to-air shots of airplane carrying dignitaries. The highway linked San Francisco with northern San Mateo County to the south.
Keywords: San Francisco: Infrastructure; Celebrations; Infrastructure: Roads and highways
Downloads: 4,656 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies][Lincoln Highway Dedication] - Unknown
Dedication of the western terminus of the Lincoln Highway (old U.S. 30), the legendary transcontinental route, in Lincoln Park, San Francisco.
Keywords: San Francisco: Infrastructure; Infrastructure: Roads and highways; Celebrations
Downloads: 16,760 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Freedom of the American Road (Part I) - MPO Productions, Inc.
Henry Ford II introduces this film designed to encourage private citizens to unite and support road improvement. Part of the lobbying campaign that culminated in legislation authorizing the Interstate Highway system in 1956, this film shows community efforts to improve and increase safety on the Bayshore Highway in the San Francisco Bay Area; congestion in Pittsburgh and the Golden Triangle redevelopment area; the economic benefits of Boston's circumferential highway, Route 128; and safety educa...
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and highways; San Francisco: Infrastructure; Manifest destiny
Downloads: 8,242 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies][Hawthorne Ammunition Depot: Black Beauty Dam] - Universal-International Newsreel
Dedication ceremony for dam built to supply water for Hawthorne Ammunition Depot, an isolated naval base in the Nevada desert. Newsreel story.
Keywords: Newsreels; Infrastructure: Dams; Hawthorne, Nevada
Downloads: 2,438 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Boulder Dam (Part I) - U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in collaboration with Six Companies, Inc. and The Babcock & Wilcox Company
Shows the beginning of construction on the Hoover Dam (later called Boulder Dam) project in southern Nevada. With excellent footage of Boulder City, the model housing community built to provide residences for project workers.
Keywords: Infrastructure: Dams; Boulder Dam; Nevada
Downloads: 7,071 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Boulder Dam (Parts III and IV) - U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in collaboration with Six Companies, Inc. and The Babcock & Wilcox Company
Shows the beginning of construction on the Hoover Dam (later called Boulder Dam) project in southern Nevada. With excellent footage of Boulder City, the model housing community built to provide residences for project workers.
Keywords: Infrastructure: Dams; Boulder Dam; Nevada
Downloads: 5,296 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Power to Serve, The - Handy (Jam) Organization
How the electric company makes Cleveland the "best location in the nation." Introduced by Elmer L. Lindseth, President of Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. A biography of Mr. Lindseth may be found here.
Keywords: Electricity; Cleveland, Ohio; Infrastructure: Electrical
Downloads: 9,689 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]My Dad's Company - Handy (Jam) Organization
How the Detroit Edison Company is a good citizen, employer and provider of electric power.
Keywords: Electricity; Detroit, Michigan; Infrastructure: Electrical
Downloads: 7,981 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Highway Hearing (Part I) - Universal-International
Produced to garner support for the 1956 Federal Aid-Highway Act, the law that enabled the Interstate Highway system. After a small town learns that it is to be bypassed by a new freeway, highway officials and politicians help to convince residents that the freeway is actually in their interest. The film ends as it began, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new stretch of highway.
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and highways; Car culture: General
Downloads: 3,153 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Highway Hearing (Part II) - Universal-International
Produced to garner support for the 1956 Federal Aid-Highway Act, the law that enabled the Interstate Highway system. After a small town learns that it is to be bypassed by a new freeway, highway officials and politicians help to convince residents that the freeway is actually in their interest. The film ends as it began, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new stretch of highway.
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and highways; Car culture: General
Downloads: 3,441 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]River, The (Part I) - U.S. Department of Agriculture, Resettlement Administration
Classic documentary history of the exploitation of the resources of the Mississippi River Valley and the work being done to rehabilitate and reclaim the area. Director and writer: Pare Lorentz. Narrator: Thomas Chalmers. Photography: Willard Van Dyke, Stacey Woodard and Floyd Crosby. Editor: Leo Zochling. Music: Virgil Thomson.
Keywords: New Deal: Conservation; Rivers: Mississippi; Infrastructure
Downloads: 11,343 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Caught Mapping - Handy (Jam) Organization
How road maps are drawn, field-checked and printed.
Keywords: Cartography; Geography; Infrastructure: Roads and highways
Downloads: 15,449 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Safe Roads - Handy (Jam) Organization
Driving is compared with running a railroad train. With excellent images of steam-era passenger trains.
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and highways; Safety: Automotive
Downloads: 10,630 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]New Neighbor - Handy (Jam) Organization
Building a steel mill from scratch and a city for its workers (Levittown, Pa.).
Keywords: Metals: Steel: Steel Industry; Suburbia; Infrastructure: Construction
Downloads: 9,046 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Plowshare (Part I) - U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, San Francisco Operations Office
Argues for peaceful uses of nuclear weapons in construction, civil engineering and extraction of natural resources. A document of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's "Plowshare" program.
Keywords: Atomic-nuclear: Peaceful uses; Engineering; Infrastructure: Construction
Downloads: 9,016 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]City Water Supply - ERPI Classroom Films
How New York City gets its water and how that water is protected from pollution.
Keywords: Infrastructure: Water; Environment; Health and hygiene
Downloads: 6,562 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Wheels of Progress - U.S. Bureau of Public Roads, Department of Agriculture, Educational Film Service
Reviews the history of transportation in the U.S. and promotes the economic and social benefits of more and better public roads..
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and highways; Automobiles: History
Downloads: 8,367 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Dynamic American City, The (Part II) - Baskaw (Frederick J).
Advocates urban redevelopment and renewal, 1950s-style. Supports many planning strategies which are criticized today: the destruction of "blighted" neighborhoods in the name of progress, autocentric planning and construction, and suburban sprawl.
Keywords: Infrastructure: Construction; City planning; Urban renewal
Downloads: 10,067 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]River, The (Part II) - U.S. Department of Agriculture, Resettlement Administration
Classic documentary history of the exploitation of the resources of the Mississippi River Valley and the work being done to rehabilitate and reclaim the area. Director and writer: Pare Lorentz. Narrator: Thomas Chalmers. Photography: Willard Van Dyke, Stacey Woodard and Floyd Crosby. Editor: Leo Zochling. Music: Virgil Thomson.
Keywords: New Deal: Conservation; Rivers: Mississippi; Infrastructure
Downloads: 7,446 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]March of Progress, The - Harman (Hugh) Productions
Tour of the modern interurban trolley system of San Francisco's East Bay and over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Predicts the bright postwar future of streetcar transit, with visionary images of advanced-design railcars. The Key System transbay service was abandoned in 1961.
Keywords: San Francisco: Infrastructure; Transportation: Interurban streetcars
Downloads: 10,292 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Plowshare (Part II) - U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, San Francisco Operations Office
Argues for peaceful uses of nuclear weapons in construction, civil engineering and extraction of natural resources. A document of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's "Plowshare" program.
Keywords: Atomic-nuclear: Peaceful uses; Engineering; Infrastructure: Construction
Downloads: 5,646 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Dynamic American City, The (Part I) - Baskaw (Frederick J).
Advocates urban redevelopment and renewal, 1950s-style. Supports many planning strategies which are criticized today: the destruction of "blighted" neighborhoods in the name of progress, autocentric planning and construction, and suburban sprawl.
Keywords: Infrastructure: Construction; City planning; Urban renewal
Downloads: 10,111 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(5 reviews)
[movies]Road to Better Living, The - Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
Tribute to the mortgage banking industry and its role in building America's housing and industrial infrastructure.
Keywords: Houses and homes; Finance; Infrastructure: Construction
Downloads: 3,463 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(5 reviews)
[movies]Once and Forever - Handy (Jam) Organization
On the importance of specifying long-life cast-iron soil pipes when you build your new home.
Keywords: Infrastructure: Construction; Houses and homes; Gender roles
Downloads: 4,556 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Our Cities Must Fight - Archer Productions, Inc.
Civil defense film admonishing U.S. city dwellers to stay and fight in case of enemy invasion, rather than evacuate. Filmed in New York and other cities.
Keywords: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense; Cold War; Infrastructure
Downloads: 14,837 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(9 reviews)
[movies]Homes for Veterans (Part II) - Century Productions
Promotes solutions to post-World War II housing crisis.
Keywords: World War II: Postwar issues; Houses and homes; Infrastructure
Downloads: 3,483 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Homes for Veterans (Part I) - Century Productions
Promotes solutions to post-World War II housing crisis.
Keywords: World War II: Postwar issues; Houses and homes; Infrastructure
Downloads: 2,111 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]San Francisco: Market Street and Ferryboats
Silent black and white footage of San Francisco, including the Ferry Building clock tower and Ferryboats.
Keywords: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical; Infrastructure: Water; Motion Pictures: Amateur
Downloads: 2,371 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Conquering Roads - Handy (Jam) Organization
Highway engineering and development in the pre-Interstate era.
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and highways; Land use; Civil engineering
Downloads: 13,644 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Your Permit to Drive - General Motors Photographic
Talking driver's license narrates this hymn to the beneficial effects of highways, cars, and driving.
Keywords: Safety: Driving; Car culture; Infrastructure: Roads and highways
Downloads: 9,539 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(6 reviews)
[movies][Golden Gate Bridge Opening] - N/A
Scenes on opening day.
Keywords: San Francisco: Infrastructure
Downloads: 11,438 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]To New Horizons - Handy (Jam) Organization
Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the "Futurama" exhibit in GM's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the "wonder world of 1960."
Keywords: Futurism; World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40; Infrastructure: Roads and highways
Downloads: 55,164 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(14 reviews)
[movies]Three to Get Ready: A Progress Report from BART - Levene (Carol)
Shows stages in the construction of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system.
Keywords: San Francisco Bay Area: BART; Transportation: Subways and metros; San Francisco Bay Area: Infrastructure
Downloads: 7,751 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Agriculture - New Farms from Grand Coulee

Keywords: Newsreels; Sustainability; Infrastructure: Water; Electricity; Grand Coulee
Downloads: 3,177 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]Manhattan Waterfront
Travelogue documentary distributed by RKO Radio Pictures and produced by the Van Beuren Corporation. Part of the World on Parade series.
Keywords: Travelogues; Infrastructure: Water; Infrastructure: Roads and Bridges; Sustainability; Cities: U.S; New York; Manhattan; Homeless
Downloads: 6,884 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Boulder Dam - U.S. Department of the Interior
Government-sponsored film about the building of the Boulder dam.
Keywords: Motion pictures: Sponsored; Motion pictures: Government; Infrastructure: Dams; Infrastructure: Construction; Sustainability; Colorado; Boulder Dam
Downloads: 8,952 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Builders Of The Broad Highway 1 - Frith Films
Frith Films presents, Builders Of The Broad Highway, Part 1. Produced and Photographed by Emily Benton Firth, Commentator Don McNamara.
Keywords: Motion Pictures: Sponsored; Sustainability; Infrastructure: Roads and Highways; Occupations: Construction
Downloads: 3,510 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Give Yourself the Green Light - Handy (Jam) Organization
Advocacy film produced to garner public support for the creation of the Interstate Highway System.
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and highways; Car culture: General; Manifest destiny
Downloads: 18,103 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(10 reviews)
[movies]Builders Of The Broad Highway 2 - Frith Films
Frith Films presents, Builders Of The Broad Highway, Part 2. Produced and Photographed by Emily Benton Firth, Commentator Don McNamara.
Keywords: Motion Pictures: Sponsored; Sustainability; Infrastructure: Roads and Highways; Occupations: Construction
Downloads: 2,632 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Golden Gate City - Castle Films
The World Parade, produced by Castle Films, distributed by University of Alabama 0659 PA8627 Golden Gate City
Keywords: San Francisco Bay Area; San Francisco Bay Area: Infrastructure; San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
Downloads: 3,848 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]Open Road B - Bethlehem Steel Company
Educational film about how steel is used to make highways, including problems that occur with time and use.
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and Highways; Civil Engineering; City Planning; Metals: Steel: Steel Industry
Downloads: 3,160 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Open Road A - Bethlehem Steel Company
Educational film about how steel is used to make highways, including problems that occur with time and use.
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and Highways; Civil Engineering; City Planning; Metals: Steel: Steel Industry
Downloads: 4,466 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
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